Truck driver, commuters and New Yorkers cannot be slapped with another tax as Manhattan recovers from the pandemic.
It’s finally happening — maybe. Two and a half years after then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved “congestion pricing,” the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold public hearings on the program starting Thursday.
The meetings are the “first step,” in acting MTA chief Janno Lieber’s phrase, in deciding whether, when and how much to charge car and truck drivers to enter Manhattan.
New York, which has screwed up so much in the past two years, can’t screw this one up — and the buck stops with Gov. Kathy Hochul.
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